Special Events

VYH Recognized at Philadelphia Union Soccer Gamer

Valley Youth House was honored as a beneficiary of the Philadelphia Union’s Pride Night on July 26th. The event featured a pre-game Couches Don’t Count pop up, with proceeds from ticket sales going towards Valley Youth House’s Pride Program. Patrick Cahill, VYH Board of Governors Chair, was named as the Union’s Hometown Hero before the game. […]

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2017 Backpack Challenge Results are In!

On August 22nd, VYH and the Department of Human Services closed the most successful Backpack Challenge yet. The agency raised over $30,000 to help secure educational necessities and cover expenses for youth in foster care. In addition, the greater Philadelphia community donated over 6,500 backpacks for our city’s youth, and nearly $20,000 worth of school […]

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Backpack Challenge to Kick off July 25th!

The Backpack Challenge is a school supply drive for foster youth in the greater Philadelphia area. The challenge will kick off with a press event in Dilworth Park on July 25th at 12:00PM. To learn more about the challenge, become a sponsor, or host a collection site, visit backpackchallenge.com. No time to donate at a collection […]

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VYH Advocates for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth at the State Capitol

Valley Youth House took its #CouchesDontCount campaign to Harrisburg on Monday, June 5th, to advocate for homeless LGBTQ+ youth to legislators and visitors in the capitol building. With the support of Representative Brian Sims, a Philadelphia-based politician and dedicated advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, VYH occupied the capitol rotunda with a couch to raise awareness about […]

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2017 Young Achiever, Christopher Heard

VYH is delighted to announce our 2017 Young Achiever is Christopher Heard! Chris is an active member of the Achieving Independence Center and has displayed self-sufficiency in a myriad of ways in the time VYH has worked with him. In the fall, Chris participated in Power Corps programming in addition to his work with the […]

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VYH testifies for Philadelphia City Council on homelessness prevention

Valley Youth House’s VP of SE Programs, Allison Moore, provided testimony before Philadelphia’s City Council yesterday about homelessness prevention and the need for increased supports and funding. VYH was one of several agencies to participate, including People’s Emergency Center, Juvenile Law Center, Office of Homeless Services, and the Family Service Provider Network. Read more about […]

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